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Sunday   (23 April 2017)
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Rough Rough
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (24 April 2017)
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (25 April 2017)
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0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (26 April 2017)
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Rough Rough Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday   (27 April 2017)
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (28 April 2017)
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WNW 10 15 WNW 11 15 W 10 15 SW 11 15 SW 11 16 SSW 12 17 S 14 19 SSE 17 23
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81% 80% 80% 75% 72% 73% 77% 81%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (29 April 2017)
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SSE 19 26 S 19 26 SSE 20 28 S 22 30 SSE 23 31 SSE 23 32 SSE 24 34 SSE 25 34
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 1800 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Much colder on Sunday with sunshine and scattered wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wet and windy over the Isles this evening with winds increasing to gale force for a time. Clearer, colder weather will follow later with scattered showers turning to sleet or snow, especially over Shetland. Winds becoming northerly and gradually moderating. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Monday:

A bright day with sunny intervals and further wintry showers. It will feel bitterly cold in the fresh north or northwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wintry showers, strong northerly winds for Tuesday. Turning milder from west Wednesday and Thursday as winds ease, with patchy rain and limited brighter spells. Temperatures recovering towards the seasonal averages.

Updated at: 1638 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming much colder with wintry showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Bands of rain will move south overnight with some hill snow for Scotland and northern England. Southern England will stay clearer and dry with clear spells allowing for some patchy fog and frost. Becoming windier, especially in the far north.

Monday:

Dry with sunny spells in the far south but cloud and rain will move south followed by colder conditions. Showers for the north and west, these wintry at times.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday will feel cold with sunshine and wintry showers with rain, sleet, snow and hail. On Thursday it will feel less cold with fewer showers.

Updated at: 1600 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Apr 2017 to Sunday 7 May 2017:

Friday is looking to have a north-west to south-east split across the country. Wet weather is fairly likely across northern and western parts with the best of the dry and bright weather further south-east, though even here the odd shower can't be ruled out at times. Temperatures will continue to recover to near average across the country. Into next weekend, more unsettled conditions are likely, especially in the north and west, with the best of any drier and brighter spells once again in the south-east. As we move into the first week of May, western and northern areas may continue to be rather unsettled whereas southern and eastern parts should be drier, brighter and feeling warmer.

Updated at: 1310 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 8 May 2017 to Monday 22 May 2017:

As we move through May high pressure appears more likely to be dominant through the majority of the period, meaning that below average rainfall is most probable during this time. However, low pressure may bring the possibility of less settled conditions at times, especially across western and northern areas. Temperatures are likely to be average or slightly above average. This will mean that we should lose the risk of frosts, and it will feel warm at times.

Updated at: 1311 on Sun 23 Apr 2017